Carolyn M. Grimes is a partner at Wade, Grimes, Friedman Sutter & Leischner, PLLC, a full-service, results-driven family law firm conveniently located in Alexandria, Northern Virginia. Ms. Grimes has extensive knowledge and experience providing comprehensive family law solutions that cover everything from getting a divorce to custody and prenuptial agreements.
Named Top Attorney by Washingtonian magazine in 2015, Ms. Grimes prides herself in ensuring that every client is well-informed and their individual needs are met no matter how complex the issue. She practices traditional litigation, collaborative law, as well as mediation. Ms. Grimes has a graduate degree in employee benefits, and regularly lectures on a variety of family law topics at the Commonwealth, including retirement benefits, custody and support issues, and military rights.
Not only is Ms. Grimes dedicated to helping her clients move towards fair outcomes, but she is also dedicated to helping the Virginia community in which she serves. As the 2009 and 2006 president of the directors for Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV), Ms. Grimes regularly provided numerous hours of pro bono legal assistance for the Virginia community. As the president of the Alexandria Bar Association, Ms. Grimes co-chaired a program called “Beat the Odds”, which provides scholarships to youth to help them overcome adversity. She has also provided programs to help victims of the September 11th attacks.